Sung Kang

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Sung Kang
Sung Kang picture.jpg
Sung Kang at the Premiere of Fast & Furious 6 in May 24, 2013
Born(1972-04-08) April 8, 1972 (age 42)
Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active

1999–present

Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGang Seongho
McCune–ReischauerKang Sŏngho
 
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For the professional golfer, see Kang Sung-hoon.
Sung Kang
Sung Kang picture.jpg
Sung Kang at the Premiere of Fast & Furious 6 in May 24, 2013
Born(1972-04-08) April 8, 1972 (age 42)
Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active

1999–present

Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGang Seongho
McCune–ReischauerKang Sŏngho

Sung Kang (Korean: Kang Sung-Ho; Korean: 강성호; born April 8, 1972) is an American actor, best known for the film Better Luck Tomorrow and his role as Han Seoul-Oh in The Fast and the Furious franchise.

Life and career[edit]

Kang was born in Gainesville, Georgia, to South Korean immigrants.[1] His first major role was in Better Luck Tomorrow, in which he played Han, an aloof gang member. He was one of the stars in The Motel, in which he played Sam Kim. He became a recurring character in his role of Han in The Fast and the Furious film series, appearing in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Fast Five and Fast & Furious 6. He also had a role in Jet Li's film War playing an FBI agent, and was featured as Doran, a son of Genghis Khan, in the movie Forbidden Warrior. On MADtv, Sung has played the recurring role of the narcissistic President Gin Kew Yun Chun Yew Nee in the Korean drama parody, "Tae Do (Attitudes and Feelings, Both Desirable and Sometimes Secretive)." Kang also had a small role in the action movie Live Free or Die Hard. In 2013, Kang appeared as Detective Taylor Kwon in Walter Hill's movie Bullet to the Head (2013), opposite Sylvester Stallone.

Kang is featured in the music video "Lie" for the Korean band g.o.d..

He owned a restaurant called Saketini in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California which closed in early 2013.[2]

Kang says that before he was cast as Han in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift he was unaware of the drifting subculture that existed in Japan. It was not until he began researching for the part that he learned what a popular sport drifting is around the world.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Talking to TakaCo-ProducerCo-producer
2001Pearl HarborListener
2002Better Luck Tomorrow"Han"Associate producer
2002Antwone FisherReceptionist
20049:30Chan Kin FaiShort film
2004Forbidden WarriorDoran
2005The MotelSam
2006The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo DriftHan Seoul-Oh
2006UndoingSamuelProducer
2007WarGoi
2007Finishing the GameCole Kim
2007Live Free or Die HardRaj
2009Los BandolerosHan Seoul-OhShort film
2009Fast & Furious
2009Ninja AssassinHollywood
2009Clap ClapRoyShort film
2011Fast FiveHan Seoul-Oh
2011KnotsKai
2012Sunset StoriesJP
2012Bullet to the HeadTaylor Kwon
2013Fast & Furious 6Han Seoul-Oh
2013The Come UpDouchey ActorShort film
2015Fast & Furious 7Han Seoul-OhFlashbacks

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1999FelicityStudentEpisode: "The Love Bug"
2000Martial LawXian LawLast 3 episodes
2001NYPD BlueAsian UniformEpisode: "Fools Russian"
2001GirlfriendsBartenderEpisode: "You Better Watch Out"
2002Spin CityJordanEpisode: "Look Who's Not Talking"
2003The ShieldMalcom RamaEpisode: "Scar Tissue"
2004Threat MatrixRay LeeEpisode: "PPX"
2004Cold CaseSen DhietEpisode: "Who's Your Daddy"
2004Without a TraceDekeEpisode: "Nickel and Dimed: Part 2"
2005MonkMr. Huang (Disciple)Episode: "Mr. Monk vs. the Cobra"
2006–2008MADtvPresident Gin Kew Yun Chun Yew Nee4 episodes
2006StandoffDavid LauEpisode: "Shanghai'd"
2006CSI: MiamiLee ChoyEpisode: "Death Pool 100"
2008Samurai Girl
2008Knight RiderIan ChangEpisode: "Journey to the End of the Knight"
2008CSIJangEpisode: "Say Uncle"
2009MonkVince KuramotoEpisode: "Mr. Monk on Wheels"
2009MentalJimmyEpisode: "Rainy Days"
2010Easy to AssembleSung Skjulstad / Sung SkjulestadWebseries, 3 episodes
2012Acting for Action with Sung KangHimselfTV mini-series, director, producer, writer
2013-PresentGang RelatedTae KimMain Cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stevenson, Elena (2008-10-14). "Chow Talk with Sung Kang, Part 1". Elena Stevenson. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ Sung Kang's Blog
  3. ^ Sung Kang Bio – TV.com

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